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Postgraduate nurse wins Scottish award for ‘promoting excellence in community’

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A nurse from Peebles in the Scottish Borders has won a top postgraduate award for her contribution to community nursing and person-centred care.

Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland, which promotes excellence in community nursing, has given Lynn Weir its latest Contribution to Community Nursing award.

“I hope to continue to promote the principles of person-centred care”

Lynn Weir

The Institute’s awards recognise the student showing the most promise in community nursing during the course of the year.

Ms Weir, 44, graduated with a PgDip Person-Centred Practice (District Nursing) from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh earlier this month.

The mother of three is also a graduate in both sociology and adult nursing, and recently qualified as a specialist practitioner district nurse.

Based in the Tweeddale area, she has worked as a community nurse for NHS Borders for 13 years, prior to undertaking her postgraduate studies at Queen Margaret.

Ms Weir said: “I was honoured to be nominated for and win the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland Award. Promoting excellence and upholding high standards of care is something I aspire to.

“I hope to continue to promote the principles of person-centred care, working alongside my colleagues in NHS Borders,” she said.

“I look forward to the challenges and benefits of moving towards integration in the community, continuously striving to improve care, and valuing the contribution of staff, patients and families in this process,” she added.


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